Google CEO Sundar Pichai went to Washington to discuss concerns about the company’s business practices with members of Congress and emerged with an invitation to meet President Donald Trump during the upcoming roundtable.
According to the White House, the head of the National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, met Pichai and extended the invitation and accepted the proposal.
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White House, along with other details, will still be invited in the same round table with trump to other “internet stakeholders” along with other details.
Trump has recently accused Google of suppressing the conservative viewpoint and highlighting coverage from the media to tamper with the results of its influential search engine, in which he says that deliver “fake news”. Google has refused any political bias.
The White House said that Kudlow discussed the internet and economy with Pichai on Friday, and called the talks “positive and productive”.
Google co-founder Larry Page, leaving public hearing to trouble lawmakers, Pitchai made rounds in Washington.
It contains recent reports that Google is ready to re-enter China with a search engine that generates censored results to comply with the demands of that country’s communist government. Apart from this, the potential new rules will define how much internet companies can collect information about people using their services.
Trump and some American lawmakers are increasing the possibility of investigating from both government regulators whether Google has misused its power to thwart competition through its major search engines and other widely used services. , Which includes Gmail, YouTube, Chrome web browser and its Android software that runs the majority of smartphones in the world.
Pichai’s meeting with almost two dozen Republican MPs was held in the Capital Office of the House Magician Leader Kevin McCarthy, who represents a district of California’s home state of California.
One of Virginia Republican Bob Goodlatte said, “We organized a very productive meeting to discuss concerns about Google’s business practices with Google CEO Sunder Pichai.” He said that Pachai will be invited to join public hearing that the House Judiciary Committee is planning to be held in November after the interim elections.
Before meeting with Republican lawmakers, Pichai also indicated that he had planned to meet Democrats. He said, “This meeting will continue in Google’s long history of joining the Congress, in which this year Congress is witnessing seven times this year.”
Google and its corporate parents are trying to improve some political enclosures after Alphabet, Pichai and Page – now the Alphabet CEO – took away the Congress a few weeks ago. None of them were appearing in a high profile hearing, which prevented Twitter, Facebook and Google Russia and other foreign governments from using their services to sow the dispute among American voters in an effort to remove elections. Is doing for.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified in the hearing, as Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook number 2 executive, but Google was ready to send only to his general counsel. This did not satisfy the MPs who had left an empty chair, which they had hoped would either be pitching or occupying the page. No-show has Sen Marco Rubio, R-Flay Prompted Google to say “eccentric”.